A Twist on Wedding Traditions

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Here at hitched.ie, we understand that tradition is a huge part of your wedding day. We also understand that because it’s traditional, everyone has it! If you’ve been trying to think of ways to add a twist to tradition and present it in a new way at your wedding, look no further...we have some fun ways to twist wedding tradition right here...

Something Blue...For Your Groom

Typically the bride wears the something blue, but if you’ve already got a specific look in mind, squeezing in a something blue can be tricky. Why not get your groom to add a blue twist to his look? We love this French Navy Cavendish morning suit from Hugh Harris.

Something Blue...For Your Groom

Alternatively, if you want a discreet ‘something blue’, why not consider a personalised label added to your wedding dress or the back of your groom’s tie? ShannahJSmith on Etsy will create one just for you!

Something Blue...For Your Groom

Rustic Wedding Braids

It is Irish wedding tradition to braid your hair for your wedding day, as it’s a symbol of femininity and luck. Turn this tradition into a trend by opting for a rustic plaited up do, or a romantic fishtail styled braid.

See even more wedding hair ideas in our wedding hair gallery.

Rustic Wedding Braids

From Hands to Sands

Handfasting is a common tradition at Irish weddings, derived from the ancient Celtic wedding traditions. If you want something extra at your ceremony, why not consider a sand ceremony? You and your partner each has a different coloured jar of sand, and you take it in turns to pour a layer into a shared jar, before pouring together to allow the sand to blend, representing your unity. The layered jar makes a great keepsake. We love these sand ceremony jars from BraggingBags on Etsy!

From Hands to Sands

Fruit Cake

A traditional fruit wedding cake can be a controversial topic, as whilst some love it, others can’t stand it. If you want to include the traditional aspect of fruit within your wedding cake without using the dreaded fruit cake, there are other ways!

If you’re having a tiered wedding cake, why not have fruit flavoured sponge? A lemon tier, a carrot cake tier and an orange or raspberry tier still incorporates fruit. Alternatively, you can choose a fruit theme for your cake to add a twist to the tradition. Get more wedding cake inspiration in our wedding cake gallery.

Fruit Cake

Looking for more wedding traditions? Visit our wedding traditions and symbols page to find out more.



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